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Greenpeace Extends its Sincere Condolences

Feature story | January 28, 2011 at 15:22

Greenpeace is saddened by the death of Charles Bopelo who passed away last Wednesday 26th around 2 PM in Oshwe, Bandundu Province, following a wound infection. He was buried on January 27th Thursday at around 10 AM in Oshwe.

Cut it out: How illegal logging in DRC threatens livelihoods, forests and trade

Feature story | March 4, 2013 at 13:43

Our latest report from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reveals how the country’s logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos”, with the DRC government’s so-called “battle against illegal logging” currently failing the Congolese people and...

An Open Letter to the Congolese Government: Stop Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park

Feature story | May 8, 2012 at 12:41

A British oil company, SOCO, and others including Total, are looking to explore for oil reserves in the Virunga National Park.

Deforestation and Violence in Congo's Rainforests

Feature story | August 1, 2011 at 11:36

Rene Ngongo, Greenpeace International Senior Campaigner, speaks about his experiences of violence and intimidation in the forests of the Congo.

Illegal logging: Fuelling conflict and damaging livelihoods

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | July 16, 2015

The fight against illegal logging has been a long and protracted one. Greenpeace itself has been involved for more than 20 years and, while it is undeniable that some progress has been made, it is equally evident that it continues to...

Greenpeace opens an office in the DRC

Feature story | November 24, 2008 at 14:07

Greenpeace today marked the opening of its office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by welcoming Congolese officials aboard its ship, the Arctic Sunrise, currently docked in Matadi, the country's principal port for timber exports.

Conning the Congo

Feature story | July 29, 2008 at 23:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

Congo logging chaos leaves people and bonobos at the sharp end

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | May 26, 2015

"Chaos" and "chaotic" are frequently - perhaps even overly - used words. One dictionary definition is a "total lack of organisation or order". That can be said certainly of the industrial logging sector in the Democratic Republic of...

FSC puts business interests first

Blog entry by Asti Roesle | August 27, 2014

As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to...

Tackling illegal logging should not be a yearly event

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | March 4, 2014

Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many...

Danzer feels the bite as the FSC show its teeth

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | May 22, 2013

To the layperson the world of forest certification is often a technical one that does not seem to operate at what could be called a breakneck pace. However, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has this week reached a landmark decision...

French and Cameroonian presidents meet, but will they talk about palm oil?

Blog entry by Jean-François Julliard | January 31, 2013

The French President Francois Hollande today received his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, at the Elysée Palace in Paris – and there was not a lack of potential topics for discussion. Yet surely the one thing that had to be...

Be Part of Greenpeace Africa’s New Forest Project

Blog entry by Monica Davies | September 19, 2012

Last year, we asked the youth of the DRC what they thought the future of the Congo forests was, and they answered louder than we ever expected – we received 2600 poems that were real cries from the heart of youths who see the future...

Acai - not just a juice, a way of life

Blog entry by James Turner | May 4, 2012

From the Rainbow Warrior's tour of the Amazon: a fine example of how the world's rainforests, like the one we have in the Congo Basin in Africa, are more than just a resource to be exploited - they are a way of life for countless...

Forest Hero: UN awards Amazon Campaign Director

Blog entry by Jess Miller | February 9, 2012

This is a moment to share a thought for all the people around the world who are putting their own lives at risk in the struggle to save the last remaining rainforests, be it in the Amazon, Indonesia or Congo. Paulo Adario, who...

Keeping the home fires burning (efficiently)

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule | June 14, 2012

I'm in Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people who live deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Here people survive by hunting, farming, fishing, and gathering from the rainforest. For this community, the...

What Is The Future Of The Forests? DRC Youth Answer With Aplomb

Blog entry by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule | October 25, 2011

In September, we reported on The Future Of Forests In Poetry competition that Greenpeace Africa is holding in the DRC as an initiative to educate and mobilize the Congolese youth to preserve their precious trees. The first leg of...

Save the Congolose Forests: Putting the Power in the Hands of the Youth

Blog entry by Monica Davies | September 29, 2011

With Congolose forests under constant threat from logging companies, Greenpeace Africa is launching an initiative to educate and mobilize the Congolese youth to preserve their precious trees. With this, we want to draw awareness...

Fighting for the (human) rights of DRC's forests communities

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart, Congo Forests | April 26, 2013

A key plank of Greenpeace's work on protecting forests around the world is an obvious yet important message of putting "people and forests first". Yet it is a message that needs repeating, often to the many companies that use...

Hand in hand to protect the Congo Basin forests

Blog entry by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule | October 8, 2012

What began in 2011 as a call to the youth of the DRC to speak out for the protection of their forests, has come to this grand moment – men, women and children from Kinshasa city and surroundings coming out to take part in the filming...

“We are people already sold” say voices from Congo rainforests

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf, Greenpeace USA | October 6, 2011

Approximately 40 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. In this image a local fisherman guides his boat through the waters of Lac Tumba...

Endangered Sumatran Tiger Dies in Trap on APP Concession

Blog entry by Laura K. and Mike Baillie | July 26, 2011

Warning : this blog contains images and video footage that may upset you. Recently word came to our Greenpeace office in Indonesia that a Sumatran tiger was stuck in an animal trap in the province of Riau. It had been snared for...

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